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Associate Director of Event Operations, K-12 Content Development (Newark)
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Associate Director of Event Operations, K-12 Content Development



The K-12 Content Development Team’s purpose is to identify, codify, and disseminate best instructional practices. This role will play a critical part of the team by primarily leading and managing the planning and execution of multi-day, high-stakes retreats and Professional Development for the Uncommon Schools network. The position is based in Newark; occasional travel between the other five regions will be required, and reports to the Director of Strategy & Operations of the K-12 Content Development Team.



Coordinate all logistics for annual high stakes retreats and professional development for 200-3,000 participants:

  • Build and draft comprehensive, master project plans

  • Drive and delegate to the wider team to ensure all deliverables remain on track and are completed to excellence through weekly planning meetings

  • Craft and scaffold communication with extreme attention to detail

  • Search and secure venues and meeting spaces and ensure all equipment and AV are set-up,

  • Prepare and distribute all session materials including the presenter’s materials, agenda, participant lists, and invitations

  • Execute all day-of logistics and ensure plans are carried out smoothly and efficiently, including day of ops-support, registration, travel/hotel arrangements, etc

  • Engage in deep levels of reflection following all events

Sweat the details in the preparation process to ensure all events run as smoothly as possible

Other projects and administrative duties as needed 


  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail

  • Strong team orientation and ability to work and communicate well with team members

  • Reflective and open to feedback with a hunger to always improve and innovate

  • A positive and upbeat attitude

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven history in multi-tasking, event planning, and time management

  • High level of flexibility and ability to monitor and adjust

  • Ability to create and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency.

  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Highly resourceful and problem-solving team-player, with the ability to be extremely effective independently, as well

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, to be adaptable to various competing demands, and to demonstrate the highest level of service and responsibility

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, especially Word and PowerPoint. Excel a plus.



We offer a generous compensation package which includes base salary and comprehensive health benefits. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law. 

Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.


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